Long time prior to the Final of this year's Talent 09, I had either Maria and Michael or violin talent Vera Panitch (see my photos of her here) as a winner. I loved their highflown versions of great romantic pop classics sung during the TV-shows.
But as we all know we got another winner. Nevertheless we might see another Julie-syndrome: that not the winner takes all the attention and fame after the show.
Anyway it's quite obvious that Maria and Michael are a couple of great gifted singers and performers. Further more they are the most kind and loveable guys I've met for a long time.
At the Release Party for their debut album Maria and Michael gave an emotional show of highlights from the record. They are true artists and they indeed deserve large attention for their art.
The Set List:
01. When You Tell Me That You Love Me
02. Per Sempre
03. The Prayer
04. All I Know of Love
05. All By Myself
06. Save Some Love
Maria Donna Rudi Dahl: vo
Michael Bjørnson: vo
The artists doing live vocals (sing-back)
to pre-recorded backing
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Maria and Michale performing
Guests and more
The loavable hosts of the evening
The sumptuous table with all kinds of food
Hellé Barslev wtih her Release gift: a painting
Admiring the painting: ?, ? Maria, Hellé Barslev, Anita Lerche and ?
Beautiful Susan Kirstine
Susan K with the photographer
I'm lucky: I've got an appointment for a photoshoot with Sunsa K!
Michael with his sister
Anita Lerche (see my most recent photos of her here)
Anita Lerche had won a World Music Award recently
Anders Birchow and Michael
Singer, Annette Klingenberg
Annette Klingenberg posing with a very tall gut
Jill Liv Nielsen (Big Brother)
Michael with the photographer of the album cover, Sarah Hellelbo
Keyboardplayer Johannes Steinray (Stevie Wonder, Michael Bolton a.o.)
Malene Lundberg (Askepot)
Sol Quito (Solvejg Quito-Zabell) model, singer, actress, having released
a X-mas single most recently, White Noised Christmas Snow
Sol Quito and Jeanett Ørtoft
Two Robinson babes
A lucky Michael with Jeanett Ørtoft and Sol Quito
The album, front and back, signed by the artists